A kid of a Kitsap County Sheriff’s Office employee unintentionally introduced a loaded handgun to college, Mullenix Ridge Elementary, in a backpack and the weapon was uncovered by a faculty team member while retrieving a various product from the student’s backpack. No direct threats or harm were reported and the weapon was provided to legislation enforcement.
The college student introduced the weapon “unintentionally” and a staff member saw the gun when searching into the backpack, in accordance to an electronic mail by South Kitsap University District’s superintendent Tim Winter to South Kitsap family members and team customers Friday afternoon.
The district’s safety, protection and emergency management director contacted law enforcement and they took possession of the weapon, Winter said.
There was no direct threat during the incident, in accordance to an e mail sent by the Mullenix principal, Barbara Pixton, to mom and dad and staff associates. The grade of the college student was not identified. It also stated that disciplinary measures have been taken in cooperation with the student’s family members.
The scholar is the boy or girl of a Kitsap County Sheriff’s Business office staff, the Kitsap County Sheriff’s Place of work explained in a assertion released Friday evening.
“We are not likely to establish the employee at this time and will be asking Washington Condition Patrol to do the investigation,” reported Sgt. Ken Dickinson, a spokesperson for the business.
A Preliminary investigation indicates that the student’s caregiver may possibly have accidentally provided the college student the erroneous backpack and that neither the caregiver nor the kid was informed that a handgun was within, KCSO said in the statement.
Washington Condition Patrol will be the guide investigating agency of the circumstance and KCSO will initiate its very own interior investigation into the incident when the condition patrol’s investigation is finish, according to KSCO.
“Although no one particular was harmed throughout this incident and no threats were being created, this is a reminder to everybody of the significance of securing goods in the home,” Pixton stated.
“Protection is a major precedence in South Kitsap College District. We worth the assist of our people as we have the obligation to educate and preserve our learners safe and sound,” Wintertime said in the e mail.
The principal explained in the electronic mail that the college wished to ensure mother and father are educated of the incident, especially with the situations that have taken place not long ago in other school communities.
It was just a lot more than a ten years ago, in February 2012, when 8-year-old Amina Kocer-Bowman was shot and severely wounded just after a college student at Armin Jahr Elementary in Bremerton introduced a handgun to college in a backpack and the pistol discharged in their 3rd-quality classroom.
That student experienced taken a gun that was still left unsecured by his mother’s boyfriend. In 2014 the Bremerton Faculty District and the coverage corporation of the gun’s operator, Douglas Bauer, settled a lawsuit with the spouse and children for $1.2 million.
Just extra than a week back, a 15-12 months-aged boy was arrested at Klahowya Secondary College soon after the school’s resource officer discovered him in the faculty parking large amount with a handgun.